Maple River West Receives Award from the U.S. Department of Education

Maple River West Elementary School in Good Thunder is among 8 in Minnesota and almost 300 across the country, to be named a National Blue Ribbon School, an award recognizing student performance.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are recognized each year by the U.S. Department of Education.  This year’s awards, which marked the 39th year of the program, included 297 schools.  Both public and nonpublic schools from elementary to high school levels are eligible for the awards.

Schools are recognized as among the top in their state for student performance on state and national standardized tests.